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mountains of tennessee, for a breathtaking journey through the cherokee national forest. now, not much has changed here since this line was built in 1890. the hiwassee river rail adventure gives its passengers a glimpse of what it was like to travel on this railroad over a hundred years ago. let's head to the small town of etowah, tennessee, for our next trip, a place that owes a lot to its railroad history a history that's still being written today. a lot of towns can say they grew and prospered because of the railroad. but etowah, tennessee, owes its very existence to the ribbons of steel that rolled through here in the early part of the last century. >> and in 1902, the railroad came in and decided to position a town here, to be halfway between atlanta and cincinnati to change out crews. >> holt: the louisville & nashville railroad first built a depot, then a grid of streets. 2,800 employees followed and etowah grew up quick. then the depression hit, and a year later, the good times rolled to a stop. in 1930, the 2,800 railroad workers in town dropped to just 80. 102 businesses went ban
at the grammy's. here is page in 1955 performing another of her memorable songs, "tennessee waltz." ♪ i remember the night and the tennessee waltz ♪ now i know just how much i have lost ♪ yes, i lost my little darling the beautiful tennessee waltz >> woodruff: patti page was 85 years old. >> brown: again, the major developments of the day: the 112th congress wound down, and president obama returned to his hawaiian holiday, after the house gave final approval to the "fiscal cliff" bill late last night. wall street surged higher on news of the deal in washington. the dow industrials gained more than 300 points. and the u.n. sharply raised its estimate of the dead in syria's civil war to 60,000. hillary clinton was discharged from the hospital afterbeing treat forward a blood clot. how smart is congress? one retiring member shares his observations about former colleagues. hari sreenivasan has more. >> sreenivasan: in our ongoing series of congressional exit interviews, massachusetts representative barney frank spoke candidly with economics correspondent paul solman. watch an outtake on the maki
issues. >> woodruff: tennessee democrat steve cohen warned about the consequences of not taking the senate deal. >> my district can't afford to wait a few days and have the stock market go down 300 points tomorrow if we don't ghettoing and do something. >> woodruff: later house democratic leaders emerged from a nearly three-hour meeting with vice president biden who helped broker the senate deal. minority leader nancy pelosi called for action. >> we look forward now as we go forward in this day to see what the timing will be for a straight up-or-down vote on what passed 89-8 last night in the united states senate. >> woodruff: house republicans also met and gave no sign they were ready to call a vote on the senate bill. instead majority leader eric cantor said he won't support the measure. and others left open the possibility of changing the bill. and sending it back to the senate. so how will the twists and turns play out? we turn to newshour regular todd zwillich. he's washington correspondent for "the takeaway" on public radio international, and was there for the senate vote
.fym?úíkb"]wújs"wáljgá;;hmmc[)and the tennessee-based regional bank first horizon was up 4%. goldman sachs thinks the bank's earnings will be helped by lower foreclosure costs. in the materials sector fertilizer maker mosaic was in focus. shipments to asia slowed down last quarter but the help of an income tax benefit allowed mosaic to report better than expected profits. shares were up 3.3% in reaction closing at their highest price since september. among the energy stocks seeing higher prices was the biggest one: exxon mobil. and exxon confirmed today it would be making a big investment to look for oil in canadian waters. exxon will spend $14 billion developing the hebron oil field. that's in the waters off newfoundland and labrador. exxon thinks it can find 700 million barrels of oil under those waters. the project represents another investment in finding oil and natural gas in north america. shares of exxon added a half percent. production is expected to start in 2017. exxon owns a third of the project, the largest share among its partners. late this year drug maker eli lilly wil
to graceland, graceland ♪ ♪ in memphis, tennessee i'm going to graceland ♪ ♪ poor boys and children with families ♪ ♪ and we are going to graceland ♪ selolwane: if there is anything that can conquer the world music, a song -- you don't have to understand the language. you just have to understand the feel. i mean, it's 13 notes and every musician plays, we're all playing around 13 notes. [singing in zulu] ♪ well, it's a turn-around jump shot ♪ ♪ it's everybody jump start ♪ ♪ it's every generation throws a hero up the pop charts ♪ ♪ medicine is magical and magical is art ♪ ♪ the boy in the bubble ♪ ♪ the baby with the baboon heart ♪ pareles: music evolved the way the album predicted. a lot of people make music this way now. this album is early sampling. this album uses something from elsewhere and puts you on top of it and is a layered assemblage of places and ideas, and, welcome to hip hop. ♪ somebody can walk into this room ♪ ♪ and say "your life's on fire" ♪ ♪ and it's all over ♪ ♪ the evening news ♪
damage in mount juliet, tennessee. the storms rupted as a large warm air mass out of the gulf collidedcollided with an incoming cold front. john kerry gave his farewell speech on the floor of the u.s. senate today. the veteran democrat is leaving, after 27 years, to become secretary of state. today, kerry looked back on his public career, starting with his service in vietnam and as a leading anti-war figure. in the senate, he focused on foreign policy, and was his party's nominee for president in 2004. >> eight years ago, i admit i had a slightly different plan to leave the senate. but 61 million americans voted they want me to stay with you. staying here i learned about humility, and i learned sometimes the greatest lesson comes not from victory, but from dusting yourself off. >> holman: in boston today, the governor of massachusetts tapped william "mo" cowan-- a former aide to the governor-- as interim senator. cowan will become the second black member of this senate. cowan said he has no plans to run in the june special election to fill the remaining 18 months of kerry's te
of defense. tennessee republican bob corker voiced concern about hagel's support for reducing u.s. nuclear weapons by 80%. >> the president has nominated he was part of a group called global zero, and for those of us who care deeply about our nuclear arsenal and modernization and that type of thing, some of the things that were authored in this report candidly are concerning. >> i will say this. i know chuck hagel, and i think he is a strong, patriotic former senator, and he will be a strong secretary of defense. >> reporter: there were no doubts expressed about kerry's own qualifications or his prospects. his confirmation to succeed hillary clinton at state is considered a virtual formality. >> brown: and we look at the kerry nomination and foreign policy challenges he'll face with two men who've served as national security adviser to the president. zbigniew brzezinski held that position with president carter. he's now a counselor at the center for strategic and international studies. stephen hadley served under president george w. bush. he's currently a senior adviser at the united state
but two states, tennessee and hawaii, show widespread flu activity. the number of older people hospitalized with the illness rose sharply in the last week and the number of children who've died increased again to 29. honda is recalling nearly 750,000 vehicles for a possible airbag problem. the auto maker said today the affected vehicles are pilot suvs and odyssey minivans spanning the model years 2009 to 2013. the driver's-side airbags may not have all the rivets they need, and that could stop them from deploying. no crashes or injuries have been reported. wall street rounded out the week on a mixed note. the dow jones industrial average gained 53 points to close at 13,649. the nasdaq fell one point to close at 3,134. for the week, the dow gained more than 1%; the nasdaq rose three-tenths of a percent. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to ray. >> suarez: we return now to north africa, and what recent developments in mali and algeria tell us about the terrorist threat in that part of the world. for that, i'm joined by mary jane deeb, chief of the african and m
of the others are, what difference would it make? you know what i mean. i prefer to be up and about. tennessee is going to ratify the 19th amendment. meaning? all american women will have the vote. which is more than they do here. well, they almost do. i don't have the vote. i'm not over 30 and i'm not a householder. it's ridiculous. you sound like sybil. you should write to the times. maybe i will. ask your mother if she needs any help with tonight's dinner. there's nothing so toffee-nosed as a prince of the church, so make sure you put him next to your grandmother. she'll know how to handle him. i've been thinking matthew, you should look through the books and meet with our accountant all that sort of thing. robert, i know you don't want to feel as though you've somehow absconded with swire's money but this is your house and your estate, and you must run it as you always have. but i think you out to be put in the picture. who knows? you might have some good ideas. (sighing) oh anna, you'll be happy to hear that as soon as we take on a new housemaid, you will be a lady's mai
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